For 2016, the 959 Panigale is to become a larger capacity, even more versatile “Supermid” model from Ducati.
The 959 shares the same innovative stylistic features that characterize its ‘bigger brother’, the 1299 Panigale along with its racing attitude. Ducati made sure this Supermid was lightweight and ready to thrill, with a more powerful 955 cc Superquadro L-twin engine and slipper clutch.
Handling and control are managed through the exclusive monocoque frame, together with Showa BPF forks and fully adjustable Sachs rear Monoshock suspension.
Other high level components such as a Brembo Monobloc braking system with Bosch ABS, a slipper clutch, Riding Modes and Ducati Quick Shift all provide maximum control and safety.
The technology and performance of the new 959 Panigale are those of a large-displacement Superbike, with increased accessibility. The perfect balance for high-performance riding in all conditions, from the street to the track.
- 24 Month Unlimited Mileage Warranty
- Ducati Quick Shift (DQS)
- Ducati Safety Pack (ABS+DTC)
- Engine Braking Control (EBC)
- Riding Modes
- Steering Damper
Type: Superquadro L-twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Displacement: 955 cc
Bore x Stroke: 100 x 60.8 mm
Compression Ratio: 12.5:1
Power: 157 hp @ 10,500 rpm
Torque: 79.2 lb-ft @ 9,000 rpm
Fuel injection: Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full Ride-by-Wire elliptical throttle bodies
Exhaust: 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes. Stainless steel pre-silencer + twin aluminium side mufflers**
Emissions: Euro 4 **
Gearbox: 6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS)
Ratio: 1=37/15 2=30/16 3=27/18 4=25/20 5=24/22 6=23/24
Primary drive: Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.77:1
Final drive: Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43
Clutch: Slipper and self-servo wet multi-plate clutch with hydraulic control
Frame: Monocoque Aluminium
Wheelbase: 56.34 in
Trail: 3.78 in
Steering lock: (total) 48°
Front suspension: Fully adjustable Showa BPF fork. 43 mm chromed inner tubes
Front wheel travel: 4.72 in
Front wheel: 10-spoke light alloy 3.50" x 17"
Front tire: Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa 120/70 ZR17
Rear suspension: Fully adjustable Sachs unit. Aluminum double-sided swingarm
Rear wheel travel: 5.12 in
Rear wheel: 10 spokes light alloy 5.50” x 17”
Rear tire: Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa 180/60 ZR17
Front brake: 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 4-piston calipers, with Bosch ABS as standard
Rear brake: 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper, with Bosch ABS as standard
Fuel tank capacity: 4.5 gallons (US)
Dry weight: 387.2 lb) **
Wet weight: 440 lb **
Seat height: 32.48 in
Max height: 43.9 in
Max length: 80.9 in
Instrumentation: Full LCD display
Ducati electronics: DTC, DQS, EBC, Riding Modes, Power Modes, R-b-W
Seats: Dual seat
Additional equipment: DDA+ with GPS-ready